Jalandhar, September 17
A day after The Tribune printed the report “Govt apathy forced this visually impaired cricketer to quit game” in these columns, the authorities involved swung into motion and paid a go to to Tejinder Pal Singh’s home at Guru Nanak Pura, right here on Thursday, to confirm his credentials and get an software signed from him.
Reportedly, the Sports Department has determined to launch his lengthy pending money prize as per the Sports Policy 2018, the formalities of which have been initiated.
Tejinder was chosen for India’s blind cricket workforce in 2014 that gained the Blind Cricket World Cup in South Africa in 2014 and the England World Cup in 2015, however regardless of this, his achievements and efforts by no means acquired recognised. In dialog with The Tribune on Tuesday, he had knowledgeable this correspondent as to how the federal government apathy made him give up the sport and at current he was pressured to do a menial job to make each ends meet.
An elated Tejinder on Thursday, nonetheless, expressed gratitude in the direction of The Tribune and mentioned the day was nothing lower than a miracle for him, as he lastly obtained the decision that he was anticipating for years immediately.
“I can’t express my happiness in words. I made a lot of attempts earlier to awaken the Sports Department from their deep slumber, but to no avail. But today, with the help of The Tribune, I am about to get my long pending dues,” he mentioned.
Meanwhile, Sports Department Director, DPS Kharbanda requested the District Sports Officer (DSO) Gurpreet Singh to go to Tejinder at his residence and fulfil all formalities associated to his money prize. Kharbanda additionally requested the DSO to make sure that the worldwide blind cricketer receives his due on the earliest and with none inconvenience.
Besides, the Director Sports additionally mentioned that he had launched a notification to all District Sports Officers on Thursday, informing that sportspersons had been the satisfaction of the state and so they should test and assist out all these sportspersons of their respective districts, who had not obtained their dues up to now.
“I have asked the officials concerned to offer grants to players preparing for the upcoming international tournaments. The department has recently got a grant of Rs15 crore, the money is solely meant to uplift players. Therefore, we will ensure all those who deserve government’s help will get it at the earliest,” he mentioned.